Maura Higgins was pictured locking lips with Joey Essex at the Pride of Britain Awards this week.
In pictures obtained by MailOnline, the pair were embraced in a passionate kiss following the award ceremony on Monday night at the Red Bar in London’s Grosvenor House.
Clearly, sparks flew!
Now it looks like the pair are set to take their relationship up a notch as they are reportedly planning their first date.
A source has since told The Sun that there’s a real “connection” between them and they were “flirting like crazy”.
Both Maura and Joey had bumped into each other before at other events but it seemed like things took a more romantic turn when they bumped into one another at the awards.
“There is a connection there — a real meeting of minds. They both fancy the pants off each other — it could be the start of something pretty special,” the source added before going on to say that Maura is “keen” for a real date to happen sooner rather than later.
We are eagerly watching this space!
Maura was rumoured to be dating footballer Connor Wickham in May after she jetted to Paris with a mystery man. However, the 31-year-old later revealed she “couldn’t be any more single” during a Q&A session on Instagram.
When she was asked if she was in a relationship, she revealed: “This question just never stops coming up. Like every single Q&A I do ‘are you single, are you in a relationship, are you dating, have you a bae?’
“Like YES, I’m single. I’m very single, I couldn’t be any more f***ing single, I may as well just go into Love Island again!”
Maura’s last public relationship was with Strictly Come Dancing star Giovanni Pernice, however, they split last October, after four months together.